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Hospital-Acquired Infection: Definition and Patient Education

A nosocomial infection is contracted because of an infection or toxin that exists in a certain location, such as a hospital. People now use nosocomial infections interchangeably with the terms health-care associated infections (HAIs) and hospital-acquired infections. For a HAI, the infection must not be present before someone has been under medical care.

One of the most common wards where HAIs occur is the intensive care unit (ICU), where doctors treat serious diseases. About 1 in 10 of the people admitted to a hospital will contract a HAI. They’re also associated with significant morbidity, mortality, and hospital costs.

As medical care becomes more complex and antibiotic resistance increases, the cases of HAIs will grow. The good news is that HAIs can be prevented in a lot of healthcare situations. Read on to learn more about HAIs and what they may mean for you.

For a HAI, the infection must occur:

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Inside the coronavirus ‘Ground Zero’: Elmhurst Hospital in New York City

In a 24-hour period this week, over a dozen coronavirus patients died at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, New York, as multiple medical workers inside the public hospital told ABC News they are overwhelmed, treating “hundreds of COVID-19 patients.”

Dr. Colleen Smith, an emergency care physician at the hospital, described the area where the COVID-19 patients are being treated as “a parking lot of stretchers.” As one emergency care physician told ABC News plainly, “this is ground zero.” The city health department sent out a release on Tuesday, calling the 545-bed hospital in Elmhurst “the center of this crisis.”

The city of New York now has more than 17,000 coronavirus cases, nearly one-third of the nation’s total. The borough of Queens has the highest number, with over 5,000 cases. There have been 280 deaths in the city, according to officials.

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North Shore University Hospital | Northwell Health

When you’re the top hospital on Long Island, you don’t get there alone. North Shore University Hospital—a cornerstone of Northwell Health—has doctors, nurses and support teams that are dedicated to delivering world-class care, helping us become one of the best hospitals in the region according to U.S. News and World Report. Our renowned services include advanced neurosurgical care; a nationally recognized heart program at the Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital; and an organ transplant center that provides heart, kidney—and soon—liver transplants. 

We also offer a wide range of specialty and subspecialty residency programs, postgraduate training programs and clinical fellowships for research and education. 

It’s this enduring commitment to extraordinary, patient-based care that has helped us become recognized as the regional leader in specialized healthcare services. From our nationally ranked heart care at the Heart Hospital to our innovative neurosciences program, it’s no wonder more patients choose us for care than

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Hospital – AOL Video Search Results

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RWJ University Hospital Somerset | Somerville Hospital

A Message from Anthony Cava, President and CEO, RWJUH Somerset

A recognized leader in patient safety and clinical quality

At RWJUH Somerset, we are continuously pushing ourselves to provide our
patients with the best healthcare possible. We have been recognized for
our outstanding quality and dedication to patient safety, earning the
prestigious Magnet® Award for Nursing Excellence, but that has not
stopped us from finding new ways to improve even further. Our Centers
of Excellence include cardiovascular, cancer, stroke, and joint replacement
care, among others.

From our Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for joint replacement to
our officially designated Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the
American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer, RWJUH Somerset
is proud to offer a wide array of high quality medical services.

Part of New Jersey’s largest healthcare system

Our hospital is part of the RWJBarnabas Health network, the largest healthcare
system in New Jersey.

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UNICEF in action


The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative

Hospitals and maternity units set a powerful example for new mothers.
The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative ( BFHI ), launched in 1991, is
an effort by UNICEF and the World Health Organization to ensure that
all maternities,whether free standing or in a hospital, become centers
of breastfeeding support.



UNICEF/HQ92-0380/ ROGER LEMOYNE


A father watches as his wife breastfeeds their new baby in the
maternity ward of the Singburi Hospital, in the town of the same
name. Fathers are encouraged to learn about the benefits and become
active supporters of breastfeeding.

Thailand
is one of 12 developing countries to take the lead in instituting
the “ten steps” of baby-friendly practice in as many hospitals
as possible.

A maternity facility can be designated ‘baby-friendly’ when it does
not accept free or

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Czech hospital hit by cyberattack while in the midst of a COVID-19 outbreak

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Image via Google Street View

The Brno University Hospital in the city of Brno, Czech Republic, has been hit by a cyberattack right in the middle of a COVID-19 outbreak that is picking up steam in the small central European country.

Hospital officials have not revealed the nature of the security breach; however, the incident was deemed severe enough to postpone urgent surgical interventions, and re-route new acute patients to nearby St. Anne’s University Hospital, local media reported.

The hospital was forced to shut down its entire IT network during the incident, and two of the hospital’s other branches, the Children’s Hospital and the Maternity Hospital, were also impacted.

The infection took root at around 5 a.m. in the morning, local time, Peter Gramantik, a patient in the hospital at the time, and a security researcher with Sucuri told ZDNet via email today.

“The hospital public announcement system started to

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Events Calendar – Events at NewYork-Presbyterian

2020 Obesity: Etiology, Prevention and Treatment, with ABOM Certification Exam Review

Lifestyle behaviors – including diet, physical inactivity, alcohol abuse, and tobacco use – have been linked to an increased risk of the leading causes of…

All of Us Research Program

Medical Research has gender, age and racial gaps.

Help us close them.

Join the All of Us Research Program and help speed up medical breakthroughs.

The…

Breastfeeding Support Group

Out of an abundance of caution related to COVID-19, the May meetings are postponed. For questions, call 914-734-3257.

This group is offered to new and…

Breastfeeding Support Group

The Breastfeeding Support Group offers new mothers the opportunity to learn from one another and receive professional guidance from Rosanna Terrero-Arnoux,…

Breastfeeding Preparation Class

If you need extra support and education about breastfeeding, please attend our Breastfeeding Preparation class. Instruction includes tips on how to prevent…

Postponed: Farmers Market

Out of an abundance of

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Thriving Blog – Boston Children’s Hospital’s pediatric health blog

Our patient stories are getting a new home. To keep up with all the latest and greatest from Boston Children’s Hospital, you can now visit our new all-Boston-Children’s hub, Discoveries.

The new site will also keep you up to date on clinical updates, research and innovation news, our favorite photos and videos, and happenings within our community.

We hope you’ll bookmark Discoveries and visit often. In the meantime, the Thriving blog will remain online as an archive for stories published from early May 2019 and earlier.

Visit Discoveries.


rebecca at a baseball game the year before she had a stroke
PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE GOLD FAMILY

Last July,
Rebecca Gold’s parents, Karen and Adam, had just dropped her off at sleepaway
camp in Pennsylvania. They hadn’t
even completed the drive back to Connecticut when they received a frightening
call: Their 12-year-old daughter had collapsed to the floor, vomiting and
unable to move her limbs. She was now at a nearby

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Hospital Departments List and Section Definitions

Most Common Hospital Departments Accident and emergency (A&E): Also called Casualty Department, where you’re likely to be taken if you have arrived in an ambulance or emergency situation. Admissions: At the Admitting Department, the patient will be required to provide personal information and sign consent forms before being taken to the hospital unit or ward. If the individual is critically ill, then, this information is usually obtained from a family member. Anesthetics: Doctors in this department give anesthetic for operations and procedures. An anesthetic is a drug or agent that produces a complete or partial loss of feeling. There are three kinds of anesthetic: general, regional and local. Breast Screening: Screens women for breast cancer and is usually linked to the X-ray or radiology department. Burn Center (Burn Unit or Burns Unit): A hospital specializing in the treatment of burns. Burn centers are often used for the treatment and recovery
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